Supervisor Cook Asked to Serve on Bipartisan Working Group with School Board

February 26, 2013

Fairfax – Chairman Sharon Bulova has asked Supervisor John C. Cook to serve on a new Capital Facilities and Debt Management Working Group to help chart a fiscally responsible path forward for the County.

The new group would consist of three members of the Board of Supervisors, three members of the School Board, and perhaps representatives of the private sector.

“I’m proud to have been asked to serve on this bipartisan Working Group by Chairman Bulova, and I look forward to working with Supervisor McKay and Supervisor Foust and representatives from the School Board on this important issue,” Supervisor Cook said.

Chairman Bulova proposed the Working Group in response to a request from the School Board for $25 million in additional capital spending authority for school renovations. The County and the School Board share debt capacity and capital needs, both in new facilities and renovations. The Working Group will examine how the County and school system can meet their capital needs without negatively impacting the County’s AAA bond rating or residents’ tax bills.

“I’m confident that together we can chart a fiscally responsible path forward,” Supervisor Cook said. “We can address this critical issue and ensure that County and school buildings are properly maintained and chart a sustainable course for our capital program.”

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